Charlottesville, VA - The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded funds for initiatives of the Center for Open Science (COS) to nurture the development of open-source ecosystems (OSEs) to drive pioneering innovations through its Pathways to Enable Open-Source Ecosystems (POSE) program.
COS built and maintains the Open Science Framework (OSF), a free, open-source project management and collaboration tool that supports researchers throughout the entire research lifecycle. The active involvement of research communities in co-developing OSF facilitates open science practices that are vital for ensuring the resilience and longevity of rigorous research.
“Enabling open science means providing support for the diverse research communities across the globe to make their research open, transparent, and reproducible in a manner that works best for the range of methodologies and disciplines they operate within. By co-developing OSF with research communities we can lower the barrier to entry and reduce the burden to increasing adoption of open scholarship,” said Nici Pfeiffer, COS’s Chief Product Officer. COS is deeply honored to announce this NSF support which will bolster OSF’s mission to facilitate collaboration among researchers, promote data and output sharing, and facilitate the discovery and reuse of research, further advancing the broader impacts of open science.
This NSF POSE award will catalyze community-driven development and growth of open scholarship practice through a distributed OSE around the OSF. This initiative will expand community-driven open scholarship by:
COS looks forward to enabling community development of OSF with upcoming outreach to collaborators, offering grants for community development projects contributing new integrations to the OSF research lifecycle workflows, and inviting our community to join an annual hackathon event.
Visit NSF’s POSE program webpage to learn more.
The Open Scholarship Open-Source Ecosystem is supported by National Science Foundation (NSF) Award #2303690. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations contained within the Open Scholarship Open-Source Ecosystem are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of NSF.
About the Center for Open Science
Founded in 2013, COS is a nonprofit culture change organization with a mission to increase openness, integrity, and reproducibility of scientific research. COS pursues this mission by building communities around open science practices, supporting metascience research, and developing and maintaining free, open source software tools, including the Open Science Framework (OSF). Learn more at cos.io.
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